How healthy is the C of E?

How healthy is the C of E?

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Is the Church of England in terminal decline, as some have forecast, or does it have a vigorous future? Reports of dwindling congregations, and waning influence, contrast with stories of motivated leadership, and solid growth. The Church Times decided it was time to give the C of E a thorough medical. Thirty-five specialists, including academics, researchers, parish priests, missioners and commentators, were asked to take the ChurchA’s temperature. They looked at its congregations, leadership, governance and social influence. And then they were invited to prescribe some remedies. Not everyone agreed, either about what is wrong or what needs to be done, but a serious, and alarming consensus has emerged A– the patient does needs treatment, and it needs it urgently.We also offer choral evensong, and usually matins as well. This attracts visitors ... We use the Book of Common Prayer, employed within the range of the Anglican choral tradition. ... We devise our own order of service for each occasion. So, foranbsp;...

Title:How healthy is the C of E?
Author:Linda Woodhead, Malcolm Doney, Dave Walker
Publisher:Canterbury Press - 2014-04-11


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